Fallen officers remembered, honored

A wreath was presented at Houston's Police Officer's Memorial in recognition of National Police Week on Friday night.

May 7, 2010 8:42:27 PM PDT
Police officers who have given their lives in the line of duty were honored by friends and colleagues Friday night.

A special ceremony with a 21-gun salute was held at the Police Officers Memorial near downtown. Officers marched along memorial drive to the memorial. A wreath was placed for the fallen officers.

HPD's New Chief Charles McClelland says officers should be commended for putting their lives at risk every day.

"It's easy to be brave from a safe place," he said. "But as we know, as a police officer, we're not always afforded that opportunity."

In 2009, 11 Texas law enforcement officers died in the line of duty.